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Chapel Hill, N.C. — The UNC Center for Community Capital joins partner organizations and sponsors in hosting the second annual Statewide Conference on Financial and Asset-Building Oct. 8-9 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill.

“Pathways to Wealth: Financial Education and Asset Building” is open to anyone interested in helping North Carolinians become more financially independent. The conference will provide information and training on financial education and asset-building resources available in North Carolina.

Conference speakers include N.C. Treasurer Richard Moore, N.C. Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry, Corporation for Enterprise Development General Counsel, Founder and Chair Robert Friedman, and Thomas Shapiro, Ph.D., author of “Black Wealth/White Wealth.” Shapiro is director of the Institute on Assets and Social Policy and Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

Workshops offered during the two days include topics such as foreclosure prevention, credit scoring, affordable housing, entrepreneurship, individual development accounts, earned income tax credit, predatory lending, and assets for persons with disabilities. The sessions also provide an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues across the state working in this area.

Other conference hosts are the IDA and Asset Building Collaborative of North Carolina, Earned Income Tax Credit for Working Families Carolinas, N.C. Cooperative Extension and the Department of State Treasurer.

For registration details, visit or call (919) 341-6418.

The UNC Center for Community Capital is the leading center for research and policy analysis on the transformative power of capital on households and communities in the United States. The Center’s in-depth analyses help policymakers, advocates and the private sector find sustainable ways to expand economic opportunity to more people, more effectively. For more information, visit

Topics(s): Financial Capability, Financial Inclusion, Savings & Asset-Building
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